Bintang Supermarket Seminyak. Updated 2018.
We make our trips last longer by adopting the habits of holiday cheapskates!
Most long-term or regular travellers know the secret of travelling for longer is to find the local supermarket, and shop up big on snacks, drinks, picnic food, souvenirs and gifts for friends back home. It is a wallet-saver for us, and means we can afford LOTS more experiences each trip.
- 1 Take an educational trip to this Bali supermarket!
- 2 The Bintang Supermarket
- 3 Cheap shopping in Bali!
- 4 What to Buy in Bali- Our Top 7 Purchase Suggestions
- 5 Buy all your Souvenirs at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak and Ubud
- 6 Bali Shopping Prices at the Bintang Supermarket
- 7 The Inside Scoop
- 8 Bintang Supermarket Seminyak Map
- 9 Bintang Supermarket Ubud
- 10 Looking for More SUPER DOOPER Fun Things to Do in BALI with KIDS?
Take an educational trip to this Bali supermarket!
Saving money or not, we ALWAYS find a local supermarket to visit on our travels, just for the experience alone. Kids can learn so much by comparing what’s on the shelves and in the fridges to home.
Buying things to test and try is all part of the fun. We’re making it our family mission to try all the different chocolate bars in the world.
This Bali supermarket is also a great place to price compare so you can gauge the maximum amount you should be paying on the street, and at local markets.
But if you want to forget the haggle altogether? The place to be in Bali is the Bintang Supermarket.
The Bintang Supermarket
The Bintang supermarket is on the corner of Jl. Raya Seminyak, and Gg. Keraton. It’s not hard to spot. Just watch for the travellers streaming through the doors.
(Heads up: the Sweet Choco Nutella Bar is in the same group of shops, just around the corner. Pop in for a nutella-filled treat when you are done shopping.)
Cheap shopping in Bali!
If you think that the prices in the Mini marts are reasonable (cold drinks for $1.50AUD is unheard of at home), then this Bali supermarket goes one step further. It’s a bargain hunters treasure box.
What to Buy in Bali- Our Top 7 Purchase Suggestions
You can buy so much at the Bintang supermarket Bali. But these are the top 7 things we recommend.
1. Unnecessary Toys!
Ned and Jack told me to tell you that the best aisle at Bintang Supermarket is the wall FULL of toys at the back of the shop. Cheap toys to keep the kids amused on rainy days when your normal activities are postponed and you need to retreat to your hotel room. On holidays, this is when I give in and buy the plastic crap. We just make sure to get the most out of it in play, and then pass it on to some local kids when we can.
We also pick up cheap inflatable pool toys to use at the hotel, villa or beach when we’ve forgotten them, left them at home, or chance upon a wonderful beach, river or pool to use them.
2. Cup of noodles.
Just add hot water, like at home. A cheap lunch or afternoon snack for hungry bellies when you don’t want to be paying hotel prices or calling room service for back up.
3. All the Fresh Stuff
For those staying in villas with a self-contained kitchen, you can buy fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, and delicatessen items at Bintang Seminyak.
4. Play Masterchef at home.
There’s an aisle full of herbs, spices and Indonesian food packaged in sealed boxes so you can relive your Bali food experiences at home
5. Stock up on water
Buy in bulk. Cheap water, soft drinks, and iced tea purchases at Bintang supermarket will save yourself the pain of a minibar bill. You can also buy extra milk for your tea and for baby bottles, and yoghurt for snacking too.
6. Pick up all your medicinal needs
Sunscreen, mozzie sprays, mozzie patches, charcoal tablets, headache tablets, and those helpful drinks (eg, Pocari sweat) to soothe upset stomaches. See our Comprehensive Guide to Bali Belly here.
7. Household goods.
Don’t leave without at least one bottle of this very popular laundry spray with that gorgeous aroma everyone loves and wants to take home. Also, grab emergency supplies – an umbrella, raincoats, a spare pair of thongs or shoes, matches, mozzie zappers for your hotel room if they are not already supplied
Buy all your Souvenirs at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak and Ubud
As a bonus, there’s also tonnes of souvenir ideas include packaged boxes of Luwak coffee – that’s the world most expensive coffee made from the coffee beans that have been pre-digested and pooped out by the Civat cat, small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia.
There’s bowls and dishes, rattan bags, pretty soaps, hats, tshirts – all the usual market stall stuff.
AND Balinese chocolate!
Wander the aisles and see what else catches your eye.
Bali Shopping Prices at the Bintang Supermarket
Want a general idea of Bintang supermarket prices and what you can expect before you catch a taxi there?
Unfortunately, Bintang Supermarket does not have an online junk mail brochure to browse, (unlike the other major supermarket on Sunset Road, Carrefour Bali) but you can pick up one when you enter the door, or check out the posters and noticeboards on arrival.
Trust us. The trip is worth your while, especially if you visit at the beginning of your stay and stock up.
It will save you dipping into your wallet every five minutes when you pass a mini-mart.
The Inside Scoop
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of.
Address: The Bintang Supermarket main store location is Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361Telephone:
Telephone: (+62) 361 730 552
Website: Bintang Supermarket Website
Opening Hours: Open 7.30am to 10.30pm everyday
Entry Fees: Free entry
Parking: There is a carpark on site for short stays for Bali private drivers while you shop.
How to get there:
- By Car/Private Driver: Stop by on your way home from a day trip. (These are our Bali drivers of choice.)
- By Bus: The Kura Kura Bus, Line 3, has a stop at Bintang Supermarket shops in Seminyak.
- By Taxi/Uber: Catch a Bluebird and tell the driver “Bintang Supermarket”. Approx 50,000 RP from Kuta.
Bintang Supermarket Seminyak Map
Bintang Supermarket Ubud
There’s also a second smaller Bintang Supermarket in Ubud.
Bintang Supermarket Ubud Address: Bintang Ubud is located at Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Bintang Ubud Telephone: 0361 – 972972
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